Environmental Paper Company Index 2015

EPCI 2017

WWF celebrates the transparency of 31 manufacturers. Together they produce:

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    of world's


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    of world's


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    of world's


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    of world's


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    of world's


WWF´s EPCI looks at the environmental aspects of a company´s policies and targets,
as well as the environmental performance of the overall production.

The EPCI participants in 2015

EPCI 2017 is coming soon!

WWF is inviting pulp, paper and packaging companies around the world to disclose their ecological footprint in the EPCI 2017.
See the list of invited companies here.

Why the Environmental Paper Company Index?

The EPCI is a tool for companies who are striving for continual improvement of their environmental performance for pulp and paper production and want to be recognized publicly for their leadership in transparency.

  • Allows producers to publicly showcase leadership in transparency, informing buyers of paper, investors and other stakeholders that the company takes environmental responsibility seriously
  • Promotes continual improvement in the pulp and paper sector
  • Provides valuable feedback from an international environmental organisation on a company's pulp and paper production, assisting companies to reflect on their sustainability goals and targets
  • Aims to motivate and reward company efforts towards sustainability
  • Helps track company's and also the sector's journey towards more sustainability and credits progress
See Overal Company Result in 2015

“At IKEA we value transparency and find company and product information like those present on the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index and Check your Paper useful to inform our supply chain analysis.” - IKEA

Pulp and Paper Industry can be a leader in sustainability

Forest-based industries are key to conserving forests and can take leadership in a “green” economy based on renewable resources. For this, production forests need to be managed to the highest ecological and social standards, and the use and recovery of wood products must become more efficient.

The EPCI recognizes the transparency and progress of participating companies over time. Results are presented per company in a non-comparative way and in alphabetical order.

WWF's Living Forest report projects huge challenges for our society in the next 30 years due to growing population and demand for many commodities. The threats to forests are bigger than one company and require industry-wide efforts to tackle deforestation and forest degradation. It also demands sector-wide ambitious environmental goals and maximum transparency.